Thank You!

Sadly, summer has come to an end, and with it and end to Summer Reading Club 2015. But…what a summer it was. We had 2215 kids sign up, and over 8000 visits from the start of July to the end of August. WOW! Congratulations to all our readers, and congratulations also to our winners! We wish everyone a wonderful school year, and hope to see you again next summer.

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Drop-in at the Library

jumping_SquirrelGot the summer “blahs”. Not sure what to do? Come to any of our FREE drop-in programs, at the following dates and times:

Main Branch – Drop-in PLAY Series
Come by every Monday, and play a song, a sport, a game, and so much more! There’s something different every week. Program starts at 1:00 in the afternoon.

McCormick Branch – Open Family Makerspace
Make almost anything in this amazing creative space filled with craft supplies, recycled materials, and real tools! Begins every Thursday at 1:00pm in the Beaupre Room.

Harper Branch – Evening Drop-in Programs and Open Family Makerspace
From rockets to circuits to movies and more, our drop-in programs have it all! Visit the Open Family Makerspace on Mondays at 1pm, Thursdays at 10am, and every other Saturday at 10am. Or come to any of our evening drop ins – they’re sure to be a blast. Check here for details on dates and times.


Review of “Artemis Fowl”, written by Eoin Colfer

Reviewed by: Christine

Review: From the get-go it appears Artemis Fowl is going to be about Artemis Fowl, a criminal boy genius with Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction, but then bomb squad-esque faeries take over the story and we end up spending just as much time, if not more, reading about them. That’s fine since they’re interesting and their story moves with a good dash of fun and excitement.

Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Smelly Socks”, written by Robert Munsch

Reviewed by: Christine

Review: Robert Munsch writes a funny story about a girl named Tina who works very hard to find a way to get to the store across the river to buy a pair of socks. When she finally makes it there and she chooses a pair of new socks, she loves them so much that she refuses to take them off, even when they begin to smell. Friends finally intervene and do what must be be done to resolve the issue.

Overall Rating: 4/5

Kick-off Parties = Fun for Everyone

Come play with us! We kick off Summer Reading this year with celebrations at all Waterloo Public Library branches and the Main YMCA Early Years Centre at 161 Roger Street.

All ages welcome! Every party will have fun games and creative activities to play and enjoy. Go to one party, or come to them all. Plus, you can sign up for the Summer Reading Club, and take home your first books to get started on earning rewards and a chance to win prizes.

Parties are being held on the following dates and times:
(Click here for location maps!)

Monday, June 29, 10:30am-12:30pm: WPL John M. Harper Branch

Tuesday June 30, 1:30pm-3:30pm: WPL McCormick Branch

Thursday July 2, 10:30am-12:30pm: YMCA Main Early Years Centre

Friday, July 3, 10:30am-12:30pm: WPL Main Library